Authority Zero has never been called negative. Even during a pandemic, they kept their collective chin up, put their heads down and wrote what could be called their career album. Set for release in June, Authority Zeros album Ollie Ollie Oxen Free takes a line from hide and seek to encourage fans to leave the COVID-19 depression behind and celebrate life. During the pandemic, singer Jason DeVore saw families torn apart by political views and COVID-19. Now that the divide has somewhat subsided, its time to come out and be yourself again. The phrasing in the title track stems from the idea of come out, come out, wherever you are, says DeVore, who co-writes with bassist Michael Spero. It encourages a focus on the positive side of 2020, while still maintaining awareness of the hardships and detriment of it all. People have been trapped within themselves, depressed inside of their houses and otherwise. Weve been separated both politically and mentally between the left and right, which is very apparent. Its a focus of come out, feel free and feel a sense of confidence to live with an unheavy heart and mind again. The title track rattles those cages with DeVores encouraging lyrics, the frenetic blur of Christopher Dalleys urgent drumming and Speros bass, coupled with muscular guitar licks true to the playing style of new guitarist Eric Walsh.